Originally Posted by 202dy
No. A little or a lot is the same thing.
Now that is settled, try putting some relief into the neck and lowering the strings to a comfortable level.
I've got a little relief in the neck, and the saddles are about as low as the go. The E and G saddles are flat against the bridge.
Originally Posted by JLS
Ski jump, sounds like. The microtilt won't help, nor will the trussrod.
I thought ski-jump was where the end of the neck curves upward like a ramp. Right now the fretboard is pretty level all the way down. I was told that using the micro-tilt can cause
ski-jump. That's why Im asking about it. After raising the tilt up pretty far, almost a full turn, it does
help quite a bit. The action still gets higher after the 12th fret, but its not nearly as bad and totally playable. The best part is there's absolutely zero fret buzz anywhere. It looks like the neck was set up with the micro-tilt raised up and a fret level done at the same time to eliminate any fretting out or buzz that it might cause. The frets look brand new. SO it's playing pretty good right now, I just hope the micro tilt doesn't gradually warp the neck or something.
Originally Posted by wolffire99
Raise the nut & shim the neck
The nut height is fine. Raising it would only make the action on the rest of the neck way too high. As I understand it, the whole function of the micro-tilt feature is to eliminate the need for shims, so what's the point in shimming it?